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Re: Display feature request: gud-overlay-arrow

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: Display feature request: gud-overlay-arrow
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 09:28:09 +1200

 > Let us look beyond program debuggers to more universal icons.  Just think
 > of every cassette player, cd player, vcr, etc for the past 2 decades.  A
 > pair of vertical bar is universally recognized as "pause" and a solid
 > square as "stop".  Thus I would have no trouble adapting to a square
 > signifying the presence of a breakpoint, especially if it remained visually
 > prominent when overlaid by an arrow.  And I suspect that I would not be
 > alone.

On a related note, Cygnus produced two sets of toolbar icons for Insight, one
of which were based on those of a cassette player.  Maybe this is why they
used a square icon for breakpoints in the margin (although the pause icon
might equally be appropriate.

step      play
run       skip
continue  fast forward

next      solid down arrow
nexti     hollow down arrow
stepi     hollow play arrow
finish    solid back arrow      

We decided to use some of the other set for Emacs because the cassette player
analogy didn't seem to really work and they weren't that intuitive.

Nick                                           http://www.inet.net.nz/~nickrob

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